The Lost Colony Sews and Donates over 100 Medical Masks to Outer Banks Hospital
The Lost Colony “re-purposed” its costume shop and sewed 112 COVID-19 masks for frontline workers at The Outer Banks Hospital. The masks were sewn with fabric and supplies from The Lost Colony costume shop and delivered to the Hospital on Tuesday, May 6th. “Personal Protection Equipment is very important for our first responders and this was a good way to contribute to the effort to defeat COVID-19 while protecting our valued and beloved medical personnel” said Roanoke Historical Association Chairman, Kevin Bradley.
Community heroes Barbara Holton and Joan Brumbach sewed the masks based on an approved pattern. Barbara has a long history with the production as she is a former seamstress from The Lost Colony costume shop. She has made over 600 masks for the community this year and is a leader with many other community projects. Joan works closely with costuming for Elizabeth R & Company and her work on this project was greatly appreciated. “We are deeply grateful to our treasured volunteers for helping keep our community heroes safe” remarked Katie Stone, acting General Manager for RIHA.
Earlier this spring it was announced that the 2020 season of Paul Green’s The Lost Colony would be cancelled due to the pandemic. However, The Roanoke Island Historical Association will continue to find ways to serve its community as we all work towards a full recovery.